Monthly Archives: December 2013

ESPN #1 In U.S. As ‘Matty Melts’. ABC Tops Broadcast. BBC One #1 In UK. Univision Beats FOX & The CW.

‘Matty Melt’ threw another clutch interception, turning a game winning or tie scoring drive into defeat. The closing of legendary Candlestick Park in San Francisco, which was one of the coldest places to watch a sporting event because it is … Continue reading

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NBC Wins As Eagles Smash Bears. BBC One Tops In UK. Gannett Closes Belo Deal. Meredith Picks Up Affils In PHX.

After a day of professional football, the evening belonged to NBC which featured the Philadelphia Eagles defeating the Chicago Bears in Philadelphia, 54-11 on ‘Sunday Night Football’. The loss by the Bears allowed the final game of the regular season … Continue reading

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CBS Wins Saturday Behind ’48 Hours’. BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ #1 In UK.

Twas the Saturday before Christmas, and all through the house, no sports were available, not even on the Mouse. Thus, CBS dominated with reruns at 8P & at 9, while ’48 Hours’ dominated at 10P, their time. ‘Two and 1/2 … Continue reading

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We Loved Lucy & CBS On Friday. ITV Tops In The UK.

After al these years, ‘I Love Lucy’ won its time periods again and brought The Tiffany Network to #1 again on Friday. Technically reruns, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez, along with Fred and Ethel Roberta Louise Mae Mertz (née Potter), … Continue reading

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CBS Wins Thursday. BBC One Tops In The UK.

Amazingly, even with an all-rerun night, CBS can capture Thursday. It did that on a night when the ‘X-Factor’ was holding its finale. CBS was led by ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and once again it was the top show of … Continue reading

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Television Social 2013 Review: NFL Powers 2013 TV Viewing. Cable & Social 2013 Integregration.

As in 2011 and 2012, this year’s top TV programs were almost exclusively the realm of NFL telecasts, per Nielsen, with various NFL programming occupying 9 of the top 10 programs of the year. Super Bowl XLVII between the San … Continue reading

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ABC Tops Wednesday In US. BBC One #1 In UK.

If you thought Barbara Walters was done, finished, kaput…think again. Her 90 minute special on ABC brought The Alphabet Network a rare victory on Wednesday in the US while ‘The Great Train Robbery’ pulled BBC One to the top position … Continue reading

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